Flying Point

Water Mill, New York

Flying Point Beach is a Southampton Town public beach at the south end of Flying Point Road in Water Mill. It is incredibly scenic, with the Channel Pond right behind the beach and the Water Mill Beach Club not far away. If you aren’t local, be sure to make arrangements to get to this Water Mill Beach since no daily passes are available. Senior citizen and non-resident seasonal permits are accepted. Lifeguards are usually on duty from 10am to 5pm during summer months. Pets are prohibited between April 1 and October 1, but are allowed at all other times. Camping, alcohol, bonfires, glass containers, unsupervised children, loud music, graffiti, and littering are prohibited. Residents can obtain a beach barbecue permit for after 6pm from the Parks & Recreation Office. Parking permits are required between May 15 and June 25 from 9am-6pm and at all times between July 1 and Labor Day. The beach closes at 9pm. There is drive-on access but only with a Southampton Town Trustees 4x4 beach driving permit. This is a Tier III beach.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 10th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 13th, 2021 at 10:41 AM.
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Current Weather
23°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Flying Point is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the 30-day geometric mean contains 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the 30-day geometric mean contains less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

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Flying Point

Water Mill, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 10th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 13th, 2021 at 10:41 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
23°C
Cloudy

Flying Point Beach is a Southampton Town public beach at the south end of Flying Point Road in Water Mill. It is incredibly scenic, with the Channel Pond right behind the beach and the Water Mill Beach Club not far away. If you aren’t local, be sure to make arrangements to get to this Water Mill Beach since no daily passes are available. Senior citizen and non-resident seasonal permits are accepted. Lifeguards are usually on duty from 10am to 5pm during summer months. Pets are prohibited between April 1 and October 1, but are allowed at all other times. Camping, alcohol, bonfires, glass containers, unsupervised children, loud music, graffiti, and littering are prohibited. Residents can obtain a beach barbecue permit for after 6pm from the Parks & Recreation Office. Parking permits are required between May 15 and June 25 from 9am-6pm and at all times between July 1 and Labor Day. The beach closes at 9pm. There is drive-on access but only with a Southampton Town Trustees 4x4 beach driving permit. This is a Tier III beach.

Monitoring Frequency

Flying Point is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st.

Source Information

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at 631-852-5822 Or at https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Environmental-Quality/Ecology/Beach-Monitoring-Program

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality from Mid May - Mid Sept. Tier I beaches are tested 2-3 times per week and Tier II beaches are tested at least once per week, with more frequent testing at beaches where water quality changes often. Tier II beaches are retested if a sample exceeds water quality standards. Tier 1 beaches are closed after one sample exceedance and retested daily until reopened.

The samples are taken at knee depth, near known and potential pollution sources and from the most popular swimming spots.

Tier III beaches are tested once a month.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the 30-day geometric mean contains 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the 30-day geometric mean contains less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the 30-day geometric mean contains more than 126 units / 100ml of water.

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